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Cell-free fetal DNA

As found on http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell-free_fetal_DNA Cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) is fetal DNA circulating freely in the maternal blood stream. It can be sampled by venipuncture on the mother. Analysis of cffDNA provides a method of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. Cell free fetal DNA shedding into maternal bloodstream cffDNA originates from the trophoblasts making up the placenta.[1][2] It…

Cell Migration from Baby to Mother

Dr. Chen’s research helped me understand this exciting news about maternal health benefiting from pregnancy in some ways. Cell Migration from Baby to Mother Gavin S Dawe,1 Xiao Wei Tan,2 and Zhi-Cheng Xiao2,3,4 Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Abstract Fetal cells migrate into the mother during pregnancy. Fetomaternal transfer…

Womb For Rent

Womb For Rent Surrogate Mothers Discuss What They’ve Given, What They’ve Gained, and What It’s Like Letting Go by Amy Crelly An article discussing the reasons a woman chooses to be a surrogate mother, detailing the experiences of Heather, including her advice about Letting Go. A great read for anyone thinking of becoming a Surrogate…